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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPASaint Arnold Endeavour IPA

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748 Ratings
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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 76
Gots: 129 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kornoms on 02-29-2012

Same recipe as Divine Reserve #11.
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Photo of cvm4
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear, golden amber in color. Lovely 2 finger offwhite head and alright lacing.

S - Smell is divine! Lots of citrus! The zestyness of orange followed by the boldness of grapefruit. Some breadiness works its way through after the citrus fades.

T - Citrus notes (pineapple/grapefruit) in the front and hop bitterness in the end. It's also a little malty.

M - Medium bodied and just stays with you.

O - It's not a hop bomb but it's very drinkable and oh so tasty. It's not as crisp as I'd like but, I was very surprised by this and will be buying more.

Photo of drabmuh
3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is #26 on the "Top Beers - American Double / Imperial IPA" list on beeradvocate.com. Bottle received in a recent trade, served in a wine glass. Thanks! Unfortunately this was a rather big disappointment to me. Too heavy, too sweet, not enough hops.

Beer is dark amber with a mild haze and a thin off whtie head of small bubbles, some lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is malt and some columbus-ish hops, it smells like a barleywine.

Huge disappointment here, this is on the far end of the malty big IPA spectrum. Almost tastes like unfermented wort. The finish is moderately bitter and that saves the beer for me but the front of the beer is 100% malt, all malt all the time, big heavy sweet beer. Not what I expect from a great IPA, this is not a repeat for me. Bummer.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to drabmuh for sharing this bottle. Served in a mini tulip.

Pours a clear light copper color with a thin white head and some lacing on the way down. The nose carries some tropical and citrus hops with quite a bit of malt and sweetness in the background. The flavor has some mango and other tropical fruits, but the added sweetness doesn't help. Body is too full and it's not bitter enough. Can't see a beer with this much residual sweetness being very refreshing in the Texas heat.

Photo of azdback
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. A bright and clear burnt orange color. Head rises almost three fingers and is bright white in color and has the appearance of a fluffy cloud in the sky. Turns a bit rocky as it dissipates and leaves beautiful sticky lace rings.

Smell is pretty fantastic. Dark, ripe citrus smells. A blood orange comes to mind. There is some bread or yeast smells as well but not overpowering.

Taste is a bit more bright than the smell. Mostly citrus flavored hops, pineapple, orange and yellow grapefruit come to mind. There is some malt balance here though, quite sweet. Just a hint of alcohol is here too.

Mouth is crisp and smooth. Carbonation is round to spritzy with a balanced body and an average to long dry finish.

Overall I did enjoy this Alamo State offering. Well balanced for a double IPA but also well hopped. Thanks to injuredreserve for the chance at this. A must buy if you get the chance.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Injuredreserve for throwing this in as an extra.

Appearance: Clear orange. A slight chill haze drops in short order. Head is bright-white, creamy, and chunky. Drops to a couple cm cap after a minute or two. Some vestiges of lacing cling to the glass.

Smell: Citrus, citrus, and more citrus. Orange zest and flesh coupled with a juicy grapefruit note. Malts are big in their own right. Biscuits and caramel sweetness. Doughy malts. Some sweetness lingers around. It's a fusion of orange juice and caramel sugar. Peaches!

Taste: Big malts and a solid hop presence to balance it out. Big chewy biscuit dough. Some bread crust and cooked malt sweetness. Grapefruit rind and orange flesh. Mildly tropical. Something almost like coconut, but I think I'm crazy on that one. Peach candy. Caramel sweetness. Slight touch of alcohol and a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a livelier than expected carbonation. Smooth and almost creamy at times. A touch of dryness on the back.

Overall: Incredibly easy to drink. Smooth with just enough flavor and depth to keep it interesting. In no way aggressive. Balanced and well worth seeking out.

Photo of brooklynbrews
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Etan
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Sent from Texas by Lokieman.

A: Pours a clearish brass with a soft, puffy off-white head. Head sticks around for a while, leaving some nice lacing.

S: Mouth-watering citrus hop in the nose. Grapefruit juice and orange peel, puckering rind, a little bit of candy sweetness from the malt.

T: Big bitterness with some nice citric notes hits first. Quickly morphs into a mix of strong, cakey sweet pale malt and dark, peppery alcohol. Alcohol is pretty noticeable, and overwhelms the palate for a bit, before fading and letting the hops finish the taste.

M: Medium-bodied. Alcohol is somewhat perceivable.

O: Pretty good DIPA. The alcohol is a bit too present, especially for it only being less than 9%, but solid nonethless.

Photo of Texasfan549
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a very clear darker orange with a big pillowy white head that recedes quickly leaving the slightest amount of lacing.

Smell: Bright crisp refreshing tropical fruits! Big grapefruit nose with some peach and tons of juicy hops

Taste: Very similar to the nose with tons of tropical summery fruits. Huge grapefruit and peach flavor meld well with the malts and the finish has a semi dry bitter hop bite. Perfect for hot Texas summers as it is very refreshing. Very little alcohol detectable for 9% with a very high drinkability

Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel and slightly sticky. Sticky mouthfeel lingers on your palate.

Overall: A really nice drinkable representation of the style and a great summer time beer for South Texas. Saint Arnold's last two anticipated releases have been big hits and we can only hope there is more to come!

Photo of Invictys
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bentwookie for this. Bottled 022712. Tulip glass.

A: Pours darker golden, very good clarity, with about a half finger of off-white head. Minimal lacing and so-so retention.

S: Light hops and an interesting malt profile (British malts with some caramel), pineapple and brown sugar.

T: Big malt flavor which is balanced nicely with some light hops (citrus and pine flavors), supported with nice mild bitterness on the long finish.

M: Medium carbonation and medium-full body.

O: Tasty, and highly drinkable. This excels at its nuance rather than hop explosion.

Photo of truesolution
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ales4baldo
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of ChBass
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Flying Saucer in Houston.

Beer pours a deep brownish-gold, with lots of tiny bubbles that leave lace all around the glass.

The smell is hops, hops, hops. You can smell the columbus, simcoe, and centennial floral combination.

The taste balances all of this hoppiness with sweetness. There's just a touch of bitter aftertaste where the hops won out in the end. I wish the clash of the titan flavors ended smoothly...

Mouthfeel is excellent; full-bodied, without being syrupy. Rivals the best of 'em.

Overall, a great hoppy beer. It's about time Saint Arnold did something big and listened to the beer crowd in Houston. Loved this beer as DR11, and love it as a regular offering!

Photo of chrishou1970
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of injuredreserve
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GoatRoyal
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of diamondc
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Huge fluffy head, spiderweb lacing, sort of a dull bronze tint to the beer. Looks good.

S: Heavy on the tropical fruits, dankness, bubblegum, freshly peeled orange skins.

T: A lot of pine which I didn't get on the nose, then a big wallop of grapefruit, earthy tobacco like bitterness. There's some malt sweetness buried, dried fruit like.

M: Bitterness really lingers on the palate, a beer for the hopheads in mind. A tinge of hotness at the end.

O: A really good DIPA from normally underwhelming SA. I'll be buying more.

Photo of TotallyHosed
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to MisterGrizz who had recommended and sent this to me.

The color is a very attractive orange amber and slightly opaque. The head was huge at just above two fingers and had white foam appearance. There's lots of lacing and carbonation is visually evident.

The smell is very inviting and full of citrus hops. The hops on the nose are supported by malty sweetness.

The taste is a little different from the nose. The sweet malts are at the front, then are replaced by some hoppy bitterness. The bitterness is slightly herby, instead of citrus. The alcohol is nearly impossible to detect. I think the hops hide it well. This brew is fairly balanced

The feel closer to the light side of medium. This makes the brew fairly easy to drink for a DIPA.

I received this bottle about a month after it was bottled, so it's still very fresh. I used to have a poor opinion of Texas brews, but this one opened my eyes. Finally! A beer from Texas that is great. I recommend you get this ASAP.

Photo of baybassboy
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of match1112
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to UHCougar12 for this bottle! pours a bright clear copper with an off white head that stands three inches tall for a good five minutes. has a big tropical fruit smell with malts and sugar in the background. taste is very similiar to the nose. very sweet and fruity, almost too sweet. a good amount of caramel malts hold this together. mouthfeel is clean and crisp at first, but gives way to a overly sweet carmalized sugar feel. other than that this is a good ipa that hopefully they improve on. either way this is worth it.

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is a orange-amber colour. Floral and citrus tones burst through the nose of this ultra hoppy beer. The first taste gives hints of grapefruit that is mellowed by the Simcoe and Centennial hops. Absolutely delicious.

This is a truly unique Double IPA that deserves to be tried at least once by everyone. In fact, I think I will have another right now!

Photo of Entaie
4.92/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Probably one of the most floral and unique IPAs I've ever had. StA has always had potential (with creations like their Divine Reserve series, Moveable Yeast series, and Christmas), but this offspring of DR11 is probably their finest effort yet.

I haven't craved a specific beer in a really long time. Congrats StA.

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 748 ratings.